Category Archives: New Evangelization

Charlotte Bishop To LGBT-Advocate Nun Gramick: You’re Not Speaking in My Diocese

Charlotte Bishop Peter Jugis has cancelled a speaking event by Sister Jennine Gramick that was scheduled to take place at one of the parishes in his diocese. Sister Gramick is the founder of New Ways Ministry, self-described as a “gay-positive ministry that advocates for justice for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Catholics, and for reconciliation [...]

‘A.D.: The Bible Continues’: Mark Burnett and Roma Downey Take Faith Mainstream

It’s January in Pasadena, California, and spouses and producing partners Mark Burnett and Roma Downey are happy for several cast members of “A.D: The Bible Continue,s” who flew all the way in from Ouarzazate, Morocco, to appear at a major NBC press event. Telling the story of the birth of Christianity, starting with the trial [...]

Knights of Columbus Forced out of St. Patrick’s Day Parade

  The Massachusetts Knights of Columbus decided not to participate in Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day parade on Sunday because they felt that their motives for participating were being misrepresented. The Knights were accused by some Catholics of wanting to participate in the parade to give “cover” to a gay activist group that was marching this [...]

Signs of Hope: The Benedict Bishop Bump

One of the memes currently circulating is that Pope Francis is in the midst of radically changing the American episcopate in a leftward, “progressive” direction. And whether or not you like using terms like “progressive” and “orthodox”, the media and some figures in the church are eager to claim that big change is happening. The [...]

The Bishop, Job and the Problem of Whining

At his regular blog at the Madison Catholic Herald, Bishop Robert C. Morlino of the Diocese of Madison (Wisconsin) posted a Lenten observation relating to the Book of Job, a literary masterpiece from the Old Testament that deals with the suffering of the innocent. The summary at the Website of the United States Conference of [...]

40 Ways to Win Lent

  This is not a list of things to give up.  That list is here. This is a list of things to do during Lent.  Maybe you can pick a few and commit to them. And if you lose steam, don’t get discouraged – ever!  Come back to the list any time and start over, because [...]


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